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Poster: light into ashes Date: Oct 17, 2013 12:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

I also guess this is one of the newly surfaced 1970-71 tapes Lemieux mentioned. Probably, as with the '69-70 reels, we won't know what the others are til they slowly dribble out info over the years...

I also don't think this will appear on CD, unfortunately. I hope it will, but's release strategies have always been perverse.

By the way, I am not so sure that the Dec '69 show Lemieux keeps hinting at for a future release is 12/10/69. He said they had reels 1+4 and recovered reels 2,3+5...our circulating 12/10/69 is about 90 minutes, and seems to be one consecutive set. (Plus a fragment of uncertain origin.) In fact I can't think of any other Dec '69 show where we had just 2 reels, so this could be a completely unknown show....I hope. But yeah, if 12/10/69 was like the next two nights there could be a whole other missing set.

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Poster: Arck Date: Oct 18, 2013 12:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 4/18/70 To Be Released!

I agree the I've probably jumped to a conclusion by assuming it's the 10 December show, but it's the only December show that even remotely looks like it missing a large chunk (maybe around 60-90 minutes compared with the following two nights). Perhaps Lemieux got the details wrong on which reels they had/didn't have. Perhaps the TIFTOO is from the first set? Perhaps I'm just clutching at straws!

One thing I'm sure he said a while back was that none of the new tapes in the '69/'70 batch were for previously unknown dates; they just completed existing partial shows that we may not have had setlists for but did know the dates for. I figure these to be:
10 December '69
20 and 21 December '69
24 January '70
2 February '70
5 February '70
11 February '70

There's also 20, 21, 22, 23 February '70.